Body positivity | Empowering You to Love Yourself

By Katie LouiseNovember 13, 2021

You might have heard of the term "body acceptance" before. It means accepting and loving your body for what it is, but it may not be clear to you at first how to live with this mindset.

It can be difficult if you feel like certain parts of your body need fixing or if you feel like something about yourself makes you less than others in some way. But when we learn to love our bodies and appreciate them for their unique beauty, we can start living a life with greater peace and joy! 

This blog post will be empowering you to love yourself and explore why body positivity matters, and show readers how they can begin practising this important idea in their lives today.

The Importance of Body Positivity

Body positivity is important because it's a symptom of pride and self-acceptance. Body positivity is not about finding your flaws and trying to cover them up because as long as you're happy, then that's all that matters. Instead, it's about accepting yourself for who you are and appreciating the data your body provides for you. You shouldn't wish you were someone else because you should be proud of who you are and what your body can do for you.

Body positivity is all about loving yourself, accepting yourself and appreciating your beauty more than ever before. It's taking pride in who you are and understanding that your body is not just an object for someone else to look at. It's there to be used. So why use it for something you're ashamed of?

Body positivity is a fantastic movement to get involved in because it allows us to love ourselves more than we ever have. There may be something our body does that you're not happy about, but focusing on that will take away from all the good your body does for you. So next time you look in the mirror, tell yourself how much you love your body and what it does for you.

Why did the body positivity movement start?

The body positivity movement was started to promote a better understanding and appreciation of the beauty in all different body types. "all bodies are beautiful." 

The movement is being shared across social media to give people the opportunity to embrace their bodies and appreciate their uniqueness.

The primary goal of this movement is to let people know that every single body type is unique and has something special about it." Society has made body-shaming a considerable problem, and this movement seeks to fight against that.

The movement focuses on loving yourself and appreciating your body for all the positive things about it. No matter what you look like, whether obese or underweight, short or tall.

Your body is yours to love and appreciate!

By no means does this post aim to find faults with people's bodies, nor point out that anyone person is more attractive than another. Instead, this post is meant to promote a better understanding and appreciation for all different body types. The point is that we should love and appreciate every kind of person - there is no such thing as an unhealthy weight (you can be overweight and still be healthy). Likewise, everyone has something beautiful about them, even if it's not something we might consider conventionally attractive.

The body positivity movement is about not focusing on what you don't like about your body but embracing it and loving it. It's also a movement to promote that nobody is perfect and everybody has positive aspects to appreciate.

Body positivity | Empowering You to Love Yourself

Why You Should Love Yourself Unconditionally

You might think you're not good enough for some people. You might be having a difficult time loving yourself and accepting your own body. If this is the case, there's nothing more I can do except tell you that it's okay to feel that way. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in what other people think of us and compare ourselves to others that we forget what is important. We are all individuals, and that can be difficult to remember sometimes for some reason or another.

Today I want to talk about loving yourself more than you have ever before. I know it sounds crazy, but if you're anything like me, then there's a chance that the next time you look into the mirror, you might think less of yourself. I know that because that's what happened to me not too long ago. I was looking through Instagram, admiring all these slim beautiful women with perfect skin and desirable features. Although their flawless exterior looked fabulous on them, it made me feel a little self-conscious about my own body.

I thought to myself: "God, if only I had a perfect little waist and pretty, smooth legs like her." Sometimes we can get so caught up in wanting to look like other people that it makes us forget what we want. Are you trying to lose weight? Gain weight? Get rid of acne? With all these questions rushing through your mind, it's very easy to lose sight of your happiness.

The fact is you're never going to be happy unless you're "happy with yourself," as the cliché goes. Even if it means feeling a little chubby or not having clear skin for a while, the only way you'll get rid of insecurity is by learning to think more positively. I know it sounds impossible, but you are your own worst enemy when it comes to loving yourself.

Empowering you to love yourself more than ever before

Suppose you have eyebrows that are uneven or not the same shape, then embrace them. They're unique features that make you who you are. Just because someone has naturally perfect skin, eyebrows and hair doesn't mean they're better than you. Each person is different, so it's okay to be different too!

Not everyone was given the same advantages when it comes to physical appearance, but that shouldn't stop them from loving themselves unconditionally. I'm trying to say that loving yourself doesn't necessarily mean looking like a Victoria Secret model. It simply means finding the good things about yourself, accepting them and being grateful for who you are.

You might not have clear skin or perfect eyebrows, but there's something beautiful about this flaw. You might feel insecure because of your weight, but try thinking of it as an opportunity to be grateful for what you have. After all, we might complain about it now, but we'd be lost without our bodies. You might even find that the next time you look in the mirror, you'll love what you see.

This is all about self-love and appreciation, and I promise it will change your life for the better!

It doesn't matter if you're 20 or 50. It's never too late to love yourself. There's no actual age limit when it comes to the confidence game. Yes, you might have wrinkles and undesirable features, but take a moment to think about the things you have to be grateful for because there's always something.

How to Practice Body Positivity Today

It's not about finding your flaws and trying to cover them up, but rather celebrating those curves, noticing those muscles and knowing that you're beautiful just as you are!

 It comes down to it. We all would love for our bodies to be elevated in terms of their beauty. So whether we have a little bit of extra jiggle around the belly or stretch marks that cover our thigh creases, it's entirely natural for us to want to keep trying different tactics to reach the body standards society has enforced on us.

However, there is no right or wrong way when it comes down to having a specific size or shape. What matters more than anything else is how you decide to feel about yourself on the inside. Sure, there is no denying that working on your diet and exercise routine will help you improve your health, but it's also important to remind yourself of how beautiful you are right now (at whatever weight or size you happen to be).

Every woman out there deserves some form of beauty treatment, whether it's a hairdresser, a facialist or a personal trainer. The great thing about being more body positive is that it doesn't cost you any money at all. Instead, the only thing it costs you is time and some courage to change your mindset to learn self-love. 

Body positivity | Empowering You to Love Yourself

So how can you treat yourself better today?

Here are a few tips on how you can be more positive about your body :

  1.  First, remind yourself of how beautiful you are at this very moment.
  2.  Practising self-love is not selfish but rather essential in feeling good about everything you do in life.
  3.  Avoid the mirror (that doesn't mean to stop using it!) and instead, flip through fun photos of yourself that you've taken during your life.
  4.  Schedule one day each week where all you do is treat yourself to something new or something that would make you feel great, whether it's taking a walk near the water or treating yourself to some new makeup!

No matter what happens, remember that your body is a powerful one that keeps you alive. So try and be gentle with it! Body positivity is more than just loving your body; it's about reminding yourself of how beautiful you are right now.

LIVE your life!

Imagine a world where everyone can restore health, beauty and confidence to lead a fulfilling, joyful life.

Self-acceptance is the best kind of acceptance. It doesn't matter what others have to say when you accept yourself because you are your person. You come. First, you're the priority in your life, and that's all that matters.

The concept of loving your body is easy, but doing it can be pretty tricky at times. However, once you get used to it, you'll realize that practising body positivity is an incredibly rewarding experience.

It's easy to feel lost in your life when you're constantly worrying about how you look in your clothes or what others are thinking about your body type; however, if you take a moment to pause and reflect on what truly makes you happy.

So now it's time for you to decide what your next steps are. How will you incorporate these body-positive practices into your life? Will you reward yourself with a new book or try an at-home spa day? Whatever you decide makes you feel great!

Body positivity is more than just loving your body; it's about reminding yourself of how beautiful you are right now.

So start today and see where it takes you! Why not read more about You can read more about my self-love journey 

Comment down below and let me know what's on your mind. Also, I want to hear from you: How did you treat yourself today?

 

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